Instead of making three different posts I'm putting all of these together. This is what I've been working on lately.
Our Lady of the Waters Shrine (thrift store cigar box, old spoon, findings, paper clay)
Message in a bottleOctopus Treasures Box
Small wooden box, painted black all over. Embellished with metal bits and paper clay octopus.
(I didn't show the inside; it's boring)Frida Shrine
Frida is my #1 inspiration for art and life. I just saw some of her pieces at a special exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts; my first time seeing her actual work in person.